Ordinary hotels to be allowed to serve as quarantine venues: CECC

Focus Taiwan
Date: 08/17/2020
By: William Yen

An employee at a quarantine hotel disinfects a hotel room/ CNA file photo

Taipei, Aug. 17 (CNA) Ordinary hotels will be able in the future to accept individuals who need to be quarantined to accommodate heavy demand at the current level of arrivals, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Monday.

Taiwan sees up to 2,000 new arrivals per day who need a place to stay during their mandatory 14-day quarantine, with an average of close to 20,000 people in quarantine every day, said CECC spokesman Chuang Jen-hsiang (莊人祥) at a press conference in Taipei.

"There are not enough quarantine hotels to satisfy demand," Chuang said.

At present, almost all people who enter Taiwan, whether Taiwanese or foreign nationals, are required to be quarantined for 14 days to prevent COVID-19 from being brought in from other countries.    [FULL  STORY]

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